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The Dirrawarra Indigenous Network proudly invites The Community of Wangaratta to attend the unveiling of the first hand print carved into the Marmungun Rock to honour Wangaratta's Citizen of the year.

Marmungun means 'of this group' or 'of this area', the closest traditional Pangerang word for 'community'. The Marmungun Rock concept was conceived by respected Elder Wally Cooper whose pride in his Aboriginal heritage and message of hope for the future inspired many. His ability to connect with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people has helped build respect, understanding and reconciliation.

During National Reconciliation week, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community will recognise and honour Wangaratta's Citizen of the Year who has demonstrated qualities of an Elder - community service, integrity and wisdom. Handprints that are carved into Marmungun Rock are an enduring tribute to outstanding individuals in the community.

Ceremony Program:

- Opening
- Welcome to Country
- Traditional Dance
- Origin of Marmungun Rock
- Profile: Citizen of the Year
- Hand Print Unveiling
- Closing
- Light Refreshments
- Optional tours of the Bullawah Cultural Trail

Content: Wangaratta Visitor Information Centre

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  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Public toilet
Entry cost:

Free Entry